• Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Chocolate-Covered Cookie" by Leslie Valdes. Free and open to the public.
• Las Vegas Senior Olympics meeting, 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For more information, call Denise McElroy at 454-1379.
• New Mexico’s Black Berets: An Untold Story discussion and photo display, 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Lora Shields Building Lecture Hall 1 on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. For more information, call Richard Moore at 505-301-0276 or Eric Romero at 454-3009.
• Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival, 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept 14 at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Plaza Park Gazebo. The dance on Friday evening is $8 admission; however, the concert on Saturday is free. For more information, call 454-6771.
• Alta Vista Regional Hospital Community Health Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium. This is a free event and open the public. There will be a blood drive, free health screenings, health care services information and more. For more information, call 426-3772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s 3rd Annual 5K Life Run and Walk, run/ walk starts at 8 a.m. and children’s run starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the hospital. Registration forms available at the hospital, Abe Montoya Recreation Center and online at www.newmexicosportsonline.com. For more information, contact Linda at 426-3772 or email email@example.com.
• The CASA Fourth Judicial District program will hold a silent auction fundraiser from 6 p.m. on 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. Tickets are $10, which includes hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar. Tickets can be purchased from any CASA board member, by calling 454-0223 or at the CASA office at 1308 Grant St.
• Golden Dragon Acrobats, 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are: general admission $20, NMHU students and senior citizens $15, and children 10 and under $10. Advanced tickets sold at KEDP Radio Station in the NMHU Media Arts Building. For more information, call 454-3238.
UPCOMING & ONGOING
• Las Vegas First Entrepreneurial Networking Program and Highlands Foundations kick-off of a Thursday evening Entrepreneurship Forum. The first evening forum will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 in El Fidel lobby. Complimentary tapas will be served. For more information, call Valerie Hayden at 454-1205.
• Taos Revolt of 1847: The Murder of Governor Bent” historical discussion will be featured at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St. The valleys and mountains of New Mexico thundered with sounds of cannon fire during the Mexican American War of 1846. The towns of Mora and Taos were in an uproar over the fluctuating ideas of nationality, land ownership, and political boundaries. Charles Bent, born in West Virginia in 1799, moved out west seeking fame and adventure. Establishing relations with French businessman Ceran St. Vrain and his younger brother William in Colorado, these men would create the trade empire along the Santa Fe Trail known as Bent’s Fort. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025, or visit www.nps.gov/foun
• West Las Vegas Class of 1962 50th Class Reunion, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. For more information, call Emilio Aragon at 426-7719, Horace Lucero at 429-897, Kathy Tapia at 429-9836 or Lydia Lovato at 454-3990.
• West Las Vegas Class of 1982 30-year class reunion, Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. Contact Gloria Salas-Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 505-617-5287.
• Exhibition of paintings by Martin Montoya at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ray Drew Gallery, the exhibit will be on display until Sept. 28. For more information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.
• Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge is open for dove hunting all of September. Dove hunting on the refuge is by permit only. Permits may be obtained from the refuge visitor center 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A $5 user fee must be paid is cash upon receipt of each permit. Hunters also must have a valid State of New Mexico hunting license. Call 425-3581.
• Donations are being accepted for the 2012 Ride to Pride Dinner and Silent Auction slated for Oct. 5. For more information, any of the following Ride To Pride representatives; Lorraine Esquibel 429-3905, or Bernard Schaer at 429-0856 or Amy McFall 429-5678.
• The Robertson High School Class of 1982 is hosting their 30th class reunion, during the weekend of Oct. 19. If you are an alumni or interested in attending, contact June Tafoya at 505-718-0021 or email@example.com; Arthur Herrera at 429-4052 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kurt Parkinson at 505-718-4545 or email@example.com.
• Princess Winter Wednesday, hands on creative art, cooking and altered doll making workshop designed with the interest and maturity of girls ages seven to 11 is about to start for girls that love princess,dress- up, tea parties and creating art. Taught by local artist in her limited space home studio on Wednesdays. Contact Bambi Doe Blake at 425-2684.
• The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service.